Contador continues comeback with win in Milano-Torino

Associated Press

9/26/2012 11:38:34 AM

MILAN, Italy -- Alberto Contador continued his impressive comeback from his doping ban by winning the revived Milano-Torino road race on Wednesday.

Contador jumped clear of the peloton on the final climb to the Basilica di Superga and held on to take his first victory in a one-day race.

Diego Ulissi of Italy was second, while Fredrik Kessiakoff of Sweden was third in the 199-kilometre race.

Contador tested positive for clenbuterol en route to winning the 2010 Tour de France, blaming contaminated meat for the result. He lost his appeal in February.

The Spaniard returned from his ban in August and won his second Vuelta title just over a month later.

The Milano-Torino was dominated by a breakaway from Alfredo Balloni and Federico Rocchetti, who had a lead of nearly nine minutes a third of the way into the race.